Posted by John Boyd on 6 Jun 2013. Filed under Current Affairs. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry
Danube Threat Culminating; Problems Escalate
- The Danube is still rising in Bratislava, causing an increasing number of problems, as the flood barriers are now stretched to their limit. The Danube has risen 10.34 metres already, but is expected to peak in the next few hours.
- The water is now nearing the main dual carriageway on Einsteinova, which if affected would crush traffic in the city, which is already suffering as various roads start to be closed off.
- The borough of Devin is still all but cut off, with the army and police battling with the merciless river. The artificial barriers look set to prevent a major catastrophe, but tens of houses are already starting to submerge.
- On the Petrlzalka side of the city, wild animals are being forced to flee the encroaching floods, forcing the police to reduce the speed on certain roads to just 50kmph and to make a plea to motorists to pay increased attention.
- photo: Leo Prengere
- The road from Cunovo to Gabcikovo is now closed, with only residents being allowed passage, so plan your journey carefully.
- Delays can be expected for trains coming from either the Czech Republic or Hungary.
- A critical situation is being seen at Vysoka pri Morave, as the River Morava is also rising. The village is trying to create a raised embankment using diggers to hold the water at bay. Should it not hold, the whole village will be flooded.